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    "This is how much the law says you need to live on"
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    • 7th Mar 11, 11:26 AM
    "This is how much the law says you need to live on" 7th Mar 11 at 11:26 AM
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    Main question:

    When the Department for Work and Pensions send you a letter and it says (actual quote, verbatim) ...

    "This is how much the law says you need to live on"

    ... can anyone point me to this "law" please?

    Which Act?

    Which sub-section?

    I want to see a breakdown of what is allocated for say, the gas bill, electric bill, water rates and so on, including food.

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    Second question:

    You can get "hardship" payments whilst you are not seeking work, so then aren't there people just continually claiming hardship payments and never looking for work? Hardship payments are only £10 a week less than normal Jobseeker's Allowance payments.

    How many hardship payments can you claim? An unlimited amount for an unlimited time?

    I would look myself, but I am not looking through fifty thousand billion trillion pages of laws that were designed from the outset to make it nearly impossible to clarify anything you have a question about, I wondered if anyone here might know the answers?
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